Greed is the real dirt, not dust;
Greed is the term for real dirt.
The wise have shaken off this dirt.
But Life is sticky business anyway: you shake off one type of dirt, the other type sticks onto you next. The wise – if such exist – haven’t shaken off all dirt, but are in the process of constant (but not necessarily literally continuous) detoxification.
No purity, I say, exists, just a hygiene of self-purifying.
Buddhist Scriptures, Penguin Books, p. 123
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